Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $500,000)
The Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is designed to assist states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments in developing and establishing drug courts for substance-abusing adult and juvenile offenders. Drug court programs funded by the Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program are required by law to target nonviolent offenders. The Program supports the following activities: Adult drug court implementation, Juvenile drug court implementation, Family drug court implementation, Single jurisdiction drug court enhancement, Statewide drug court enhancement, and planning efforts.
The mission for the Snohomish County Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (SCJDTC) is to (1) reduce recidivism, (2) reduce substance abuse, (3) strengthen the mental, emotional and social well being of substance abusing juvenile offenders and their families and (4) increase public safety. We will achieve our goals utilizing strength-based community therapeutic intervention and enhanced educational and employment skills training. SCJDTC will reduce recidivism rates through early identification, expedited case processing, and comprehensive service planning. Program compliance will be measured using random urinalysis testing, home visits, parental reports, and monitoring of criminal conduct, school and treatment attendance.
Evidence of SCJDTC success will be at least a 60% reduction of new arrest and convictions and indicators of substance use for graduates compared to non-graduates. SCJDTC will also show an 80% treatment completion rate. Statistically significant improvements in educational and/or vocational functioning, family and peer relationships and emotional well being will also be used as indicators of program success. Indicators used to measure success will include recidivism data, urinalysis reports, treatment reports, school attendance and behavior reports and self-reporting questionnaires concerning individual and family functioning, substance abuse, relapse, attitudes, beliefs, skills and school performance. A comprehensive state-of-the-art information management system entitled Juvenile & Corrections System (JCS) will be used which includes Case Management Assessment Process (CMAP) documentation. State records of treatment services and self-reports of key stakeholders, youth and parents will also be used.